Jon Moxley has commented on what it was like when he suffered a concussion during a championship match on AEW Dynamite.
The last match that Jon Moxley wrestled on AEW television was over a month ago on the September 20th edition of AEW Dynamite. That was the “Grand Slam” episode of Dynamite in New York City when Moxley defended the AEW International Title against Rey Fenix.
Early in the match, Rey Fenix jumped onto Moxley on the floor and his knee collided with Moxley’s head. It appeared right away that Moxley was dazed by it. They went on to wrestle for another ten minutes with Fenix doing two sitout Tombstone piledrivers on Moxley. The first time Fenix tried to pin him, the referee stopped the count while Moxley didn’t kick out. The second time, Moxley didn’t kick out and Fenix became the champion.
It was revealed after the show that Moxley was going to retain the title, so Fenix winning was something Moxley called during the match due to his concussion. Orange Cassidy has since regained the International Title from Fenix.
In an interview with The Messenger, the former three-time AEW World Champion Jon Moxley said he suffered a concussion “30 seconds in” and it sent him to “‘f—in’ outer space for like 10 minutes.”
Jon Moxley says he was “lost” during the match
As he continued, Moxley explained how he was feeling during the match with Fenix when he had a concussion.
“I just kept getting progressively more lost and couldn’t figure out where the f— I was. Then I had this moment of clarity, ‘Oh, I’m f—ed up. I gotta get the f— out of here.'”
While Moxley hasn’t had a match since his concussion against Fenix, he has reportedly cleared for contact again. This past Saturday on AEW Collision, he got into a brawl supporting his Blackpool Combat Club buddies.
Moxley also was on AEW Dynamite this past Wednesday at the end of Dynamite to check on Bryan Danielson, but he did not get physical on the show.
Due to his concussion, Jon Moxley didn’t wrestle at the AEW WrestleDream PPV earlier this month although he was very entertaining on commentary.